Andromium wants to turn your smartphone into a desktop computer

Andromium User InterfaceWhen you look at the computing power of the average smartphone, then compare it to desktop computers fifteen years ago, the difference is staggering. Andromium wants to take advantage of that.

This unique Kickstarter campaign takes smartphones (primarily the Galaxy series of Samsung phones, based on their demos), and uses it as an operating system similar to a PC.

By placing it inside of a base connected via HDMI to your chosen display, it loads up like an application. Wireless compatibility via the device links it to a mouse and keyboard.

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Microsoft event gives us Windows 10, Cortana, Xbox updates, and more

Windows 10 Terry MyersonToday’s Microsoft event was promising to be a biggie, and it didn’t disappoint. A lot is coming in the next year from the company, and these are some of the biggest highlights.

Windows 10 (Free Upgrades)

Windows 10 is the latest installment in the operating system, and another attempt by Microsoft to create an OS that seamlessly integrates between desktop and mobile platforms.

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US hacked into North Korea’s cyber network

  • 20/01/2015 at 23:53 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

NSA Spy ViewIn news that will shock no one, it has been revealed that not only did the National Security Agency hack into North Korea’s cyber networks long before the Sony hack, but it was this action that led to the proof that the country were behind the leak.

According to a recently released document, and confirmed by anonymous officials, the NSA hacked through China’s security networks powering North Korea’s internet back in 2010.

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Deehubs is (literally) taking social media to the streets

  • 18/01/2015 at 23:01 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology
Deehubs

Deehubs

An interesting IndieGoGo project is attempting to spread the idea of street based social media around the world, one city at a time.

Deehubs is a new crowdfunding effort from the country of Georgia. It is made up of a series of billboard or street sign style projections in certain neighborhoods that display social messages left by strangers after dark.

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NEEO thinking remote control makes all your devices work together

  • 17/01/2015 at 23:18 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets
Neeo Thinking Remote Control

Neeo Thinking Remote Control

Home automation is getting simpler, and yet more complex, every day. NEEO thinking remote control is proof of that. It is a remote control that can manage up to 30,000 different devices around your home.

NEEO is made up of two parts: the “brain”, and the remote itself. The brain is what manages all of the devices and can be quickly programed to run appliances, apps, and anything else around your home. The remote is what controls is all from a single place.

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Google Translate now allows for real time translations

  • 15/01/2015 at 23:59 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News
Google Translate Realtime

Google Translate Realtime

Good news for all you fans of Google Translate! It is now becoming a much for functional app, thanks to two new features that will revolutionize the way it is used.

This morning, Google announced what they had been promising for awhile: changes that would make Google Translate a more viable tool for people who want a real conversation outside of their spoken language.

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Facebook gives you the power to use it at work, without the boss caring

  • 14/01/2015 at 23:17 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

Facebook Mark ZuckerbergFacebook is taking a new step to wriggle its way into your daily life, becoming more insidiously entwined with you than ever. The social network has launched Facebook For Work, a step that might have your company actually encouraging you to Facebook during work hours.

Basically, it is an inter-department memo/email system gone social. Your company can create a network based specifically around your place of employment, so it can be used by employees only.

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